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Arcam rHead Headphone Amp
Arcam rHead Headphone Amp
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I'm on the fence here. Explain to me: why should I choose this over say, a schiit mjolnir 2 or jotunheim? The lack of a balanced 4pin xlr input is extremely disappointing. Where's the warranty information? Despite arcam's reputation and history, they're extremely overpriced imo.
Like chord, British made products are completely overpriced.
what's make you think schiit mjolnir 2 or jotunheim is better product? More features sure, but better sound quality? I've not heard this amp but i think schiit products are overhyped. I've heard all their midrange and own the M2U/M stack before. They are good but nothing spectacular. Certainly not high end. If you read reviews on Jotunheim, you'll rarely find the term high end associate with it. This is because Jotunheim is a good mid-fi amp that has a lot of features. To be fair, Jotunheim is quite cheap for what it does. I just think that Schiit low-midrange products are overhyped. They are good but overhyped.
Schiit is well regarded in the audiophile community. They're certainly not overhyped imo. Schiit offers plenty of choices/price points which makes their products accessible to the budget oriented consumer. That certainly doesn't make them "overhyped". Anecdotal experience should never be the deciding factor for others. Have you demo'd schiits endgame stack? It's a far cry from their entry level stuff, mate. Also, there's no such thing as "mid-fi" or "summit-fi". You've coined those terms from too much head-fi lol...
And for the record, I don't own any schiit products. My endgame is an oppo ha-1.
I agree their products are good, just not great or best performance at their price points. I'be own some of them and had extensive audition on the rest. I want them to do well as I like their design and p ice but unfortunately their relatively low price is reflective of their performance. I've not heard their flagship products so i shall not comment on those.
Again I'm not saying they are bad, just definitely not the best in the class at they are at. If you could find time to try them first hand, you'll most likely share my findings.
on the topic of this arcam amp, I'm very curious about it. On paper, it looks like a better amp than jotinheim. It has class A topology while jotinheim is not. Ive always find class A products to sound significantly superior.
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